OQGRAPH Engine For MySQL, MariaDB And Drizzle

MySQL, MariaDB, and Drizzle are data management systems that are used around the world by large companies such as Google.

These systems are all implemented with standard enterprise security features and are used to store data safely.

Trying to find a way to view such a large amount of data can be difficult but that is where OQGraph Engines come into play, offering a way of combining hierarchies of information to be input into graphs.

Before we take a look at the benefits of using an OQGraph Engine for MySQL, MariaDB and Drizzle let’s take a look at what exactly each of the above systems is.

OQGRAPH Engine For MySQL, MariaDB And Drizzle

What Is An OQGRAPH Engine?

OQGraph stands for The Open Query GRAPH engine. An OQGraph engine is a graph data structure used in the storage layer of a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

It provides efficient access to graphs with vertices and edges.

The engine can be used to store any type of graph including directed, undirected, weighted, unweighted, bipartite, hypergraphs, and more.

The OQGraph engine was introduced in version 4.0 of the MariaDB server.

A graph database can store data in the form of nodes and edges.

Graph databases are useful for storing information about relationships. This type of database is called a graph database because it stores data in the form of graphs.

The OQGRAPH engine was created by Arjen Lentz and Antony Curtis, both former employees of Sun Microsystems.

It was first released as a MySQL extension in 2005. In 2007, it was merged into the main MySQL Server development branch and became part of MySQL Server 5.0. In 2009, it was included in the MariaDB project.

The current version is 1.4.8. The OQGRAPH Engine is available for use with any version of MySQL or MariaDB licensed under the GPL v2+.

What Are MYSQL, MariaDB, And Drizzle?

MySQL is a popular open-source RDBMS written in C++, which is a cross-platform language used to create high-performing applications.

MySQL supports a range of SQL queries, such as transactions, joins, subqueries, views, stored procedures, user-defined functions, triggers, binary logging, replication, and clustering.

The client-server architecture of MySQL means it can support a huge variety of backends as well as other different programming interfaces.

MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. While it meets the same standard enterprise requirements as that of MySQL it also offers better performance and scalability.

You can easily migrate between MySQL and MariaDB by implementing the MYSQL protocol and keeping compatibility with common MySQL syntax and data types.

By doing this you will not need to modify applications in order to migrate data between the two systems.

Drizzle was a commercial fork of MariaDB, however, the final release of this free RDBMS was in 2012 and the manufacturers of this system officially declared it defunct in 2016.

How Does OQGRAPH Engine Work?

How Does OQGRAPH Engine Work

The OQGraph Engine uses a B+ Tree to store its data structures. Each node in the tree has three-pointers: left, right and parent. The root node has no parent pointer.

All nodes have their own key field.

The key determines which edge is being accessed. For example, if we want to find all edges between vertex A and vertex B, we would use the following query: SELECT * FROM edge_table WHERE key1 ‘A’ AND key2 ‘B’.

The OQGraph Engine allows users to create custom indexes on the key field. These indexes can then be used as part of the query above.

One way that OQGraph Engine is used alongside MariaDB may be to find out links between social media accounts.

This gives companies information about how these accounts interact, how they became linked and information shared.

Companies can use this information to manipulate adverts to make them more personalized and replicate this data to get similar results between their business and customer accounts.

Before OQGraph Engine’s MYSQL would be able to find out the above information but it would be much more complex.

OQGraph Engine offers a simple solution to a complex problem through the use of only one system rather than needing to introduce and develop sophisticated SQL’s to get this necessary data.

Benefits Of OQGRAPH Engine For MYSQL And MariaDB

Below we outline the many benefits that come with using an OQGraph Engine for MySQL and MariaDB.

Scalable – As your application grows, so does the size of your data set. With OQGRAPH Engine, you don’t have to worry about scaling up memory usage or disk space.
Easy to Use – OQGRAPH Engine provides a number of features that make it easy to develop applications that interact with relational databases.
Distributed – OQGRAPH supports distributed transactions across multiple servers.
Fast – OQGRAPH is fast enough to handle millions of records per second.
Reliable – OQGRAPH ensures that all queries return results quickly without sacrificing consistency.
Open Source – OQGRAPH has been developed entirely as an open-source project. You can view its source code online and contribute to the project by filing bug reports and feature requests.
Free – OQGRAPH comes free of charge. We only ask that you give back by making a donation to support future development.

Final Thoughts

OQGraph Engine offers a simple solution to compiling complex data so that it can be input into a graph to give a visual representation of such data.

Data is of huge importance to digital companies and finding a time-saving solution is the reason why OQGraph Engine continues to grow in popularity.

Albert Niall
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